Stage Talk

Theater aficionado Steven Hunt takes listeners backstage to chat with actors, directors, playwrights and technical artists about the theater scene in Anchorage and the Mat-Su Valley. When multiple events allow, a calendar of the best live performances and stage events in Southcentral Alaska is also provided.

Stage Talk: Three Barons Fair

Discover the Anchorage theater scene and get the latest calendar of stage events with KSKA's theater critics Kristina Church and Mark Muro. This week,...

The 39 Steps

Friday, July 22 at 2:45 pm Based on the classic 1935 Alfred Hitchcock movie, Alaska Community Theatre in partnership with Midnight Sun Theatre presents The 39 Steps through July 30. This week on Stage Talk, meet actor Alex Lannin who plays over 30 characters in the play and director, David Block.

Stage Talk: Hullabaloo

This week on Stage Talk, Alice Welling from Hullabaloo joins hosts Mark and Jean. A hysterically, historical multimedia musical comedy show about the history...

Stage Talk: Mentor Artists Playwrights Project

Kristina Church talks with Mira Donnelly and Tom Kellog with the Mentor Artists Playwrights Project as well as Tracy Hinkson who was back in...

UAA Theatre presents The Night of the Iguana

There's more than what just meets the eye in this week's Stage Talk as Scenic Designer Daniel Carlgren and Costume Designer Colleen Metzger from the University of Alaska Anchorage's Department of Theatre and Dance stop by to talk about creating the evocative world of Tennessee Williams' powerful drama, The Night of the Iguana opening February 14th and running through March 2nd. KSKA: Friday 2/7 at 2:45pm Listen Now

The Who's Tommy at Mad Myrna's

Peter Townsend's tale of a young boy's journey from pain to triumph, Tommy with music by The Who is now playing through May 14...

Stage Talk: The Great Big Alaska Show

Bob Mandzi and Steve Stripling from The Midnight Sons join hosts Mark and Jean on this week's edition of Stage Talk. Opening tonight...

Anchorage Community Theatre goes back to 1934 Hollywood

KSKA: Friday, March 2 at 2:45p.m. It's 1934 and the world's most famous stage director, Max Reinhardt, is directing the film version of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream when two of the characters from the play (Oberon and Puck) suddenly materialize and want to be in the show. If that sounds like a classic set up for a Ken Ludwig Farce, you're correct. Anchorage Community Theatre is presenting Ludwig's Shakespeare in Hollywood March 2-25 and Director Jocelyn Paine with actors Scott Rhode and ShaeLisa Anderson drop by Stage Talk this week to talk about it. LISTEN HERE

RKP Productions presents two one-act plays at Out North

KSKA: Friday, September 16 at 2:45pm RKP Productions (Dick Reichman, Audrey/Bruce Kelly and Bob Pond) will be presenting two one-act plays at Out North Contemporary Art House opening September 16 and running through September 25. The Phone written by Dick Reichman explores a relationship between a mother and daughter undermined by the onset of Alzheimer's (with a strong connection to the myth of Eurydice and Orpheus) while The Child Behind The Eyes by Nava Semel is a tour de force monodrama starring Nava Sarracino about a woman dealing with her son who has Down's Syndrome. Reichman, actor Bernie Blaine and director Vivian Melde drop by Stage Talk this week. LISTEN NOW

Stage Talk: Scared Scriptless and We Bombed in New Haven

Members of the Scared Scriptless improvisation troop, Jason Martin and Warren Weinstein are this week's guests on Stage Talk with Mark Muro. From...

Cyrano’s Theatre presents Don Quixotes

Written, directed and performed by Glyka Stoiou, the Commedia dell'arte-influenced Don Quixotes (based on Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes) performs at Cyrano's Theatre Company for one weekend only. Visiting Stage Talk from her native Greece, Stoiou, along with cast mate and fellow Greek Angeliki Karakaxidou, talks about her play, her process and the absolute zaniness of the performance. Also joining Stoiou and Karakaxidou is Cyrano's Producing Artistic Director Teresa K. Pond. Don Quixotes performs June 21-24. Thanks for listening!

Stage Talk: Barber of Seville

This week on Stage Talk, General Manager of Anchorage Opera, Torrie Allen is back to talk about the Barber of Seville, with a...

Wolfpack Theatre Club

The University of Alaska Anchorage student-run theatre company, Wolfpack Theatre Club is presenting the exciting two-man play, A Steady Rain by Keith Huff this January 29-31 in the Harper Studio Theatre in the Fine Arts Building on the campus of UAA. Both actors come by Stage Talk this week to talk about both the play as well as their exciting club. Join Josh Evans and Isaac Kumpula as they drop by the studio. KSKA: Friday, January 29 at 2:45pm LISTEN NOW

Stage Talk: The Big One

Dick Reichman lived in Valdez during the Exxon Valdez oil spill and now he has written a play about it.  Steve Hunt plays Frank...

Anchorage Opera presents As One

KSKA: Friday, February 9 at 2:45pm Anchorage Opera is presenting the powerful new opera, As One, by composer Laura Kaminsky in collaboration with librettist Mark Campbell and librettist/filmmaker Kimberly Reed (on whom the opera is loosely based). As One explores the life of "Hannah Before" and "Hannah After" as she discovers who she truly is. Conductor, stage director and production designer Andreas Mitisek drops by Stage Talk today to talk about how he is bringing this amazing story to the stage. Joining Mitisek is Anchorage Opera's General Director Reed Smith. As One performs in the Sydney Laurence Theatre in the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts February 9, 10 and 11. LISTEN HERE

Stage Talk: Scarlet Kitty Lee Boudreaux

Aside from local actors, directors and playwrights, Scarlet Kitty Boudreaux is the sole staff member at Cyrano's, one of Anchorage's most popular local theater...

Stage Talk: The Wizard of Oz & Audition for Murder

This week host Mark Muro is joined by director, Ron Holmstrom and Emily Decker, who plays Dorothy in the Anchorage Community Theatre's production of...

The Music Machine is 35 years old

It's showtime! The Music Machine is celebrating its 35th anniversary with its annual revue featuring music and dance, but is also bringing back many alumni from all the way back to its beginnings to join the other 75 regular cast members. Director and founder Janet Carr-Campbell along with cast member Abby Webster drop by Stage Talk this week to let us in on what this year's exciting show will be offering. The Music Machine performs August 3-6 in the Discovery Theatre. KSKA: Friday, July 29 at 2:45pm Listen Now

Stage Talk: Our Town

A story about an average town's citizens in the early twentieth century as depicted through their everyday lives, Our Town by American playwright Thornton...

Stage Talk: Alaska Fine Arts Academy

Host Jean Paal speaks with guest Bob Croley and John Sanders about their production of MASH which is taking place at the Alaska Fine...